Manager Group Capability and Workforce Strategy

Date:  23 May 2023

Wellington, NZ, 6011

Salary Range $132,000 - $160,000

6 Month Fixed Term or Secondment
Wellington Central


  • Opportunity to lead Group capability development and supporting TWSD People & Culture (P&C) team and branch leadership teams to develop workforce strategy
  • Working closely with Group Senior Management Team to provide advice and support
  • Connect with other business groups learning and development teams within MBIE to share insights and best practice

Tēnei tūranga - About the Role:


The Manager, Group Capability and Workforce Strategy helps to ensure that the Group human capital resources meet current and future business needs through capability building and strategic workforce planning, and our people are well supported with the right level of skills for their current role and future career aspirations.


This role will work closely with Group Senior Management Team (SMT), Branches Business Managers, TWSD P&C Business Partners, Pou Whakatairanga (Group Māori Director) and Capability and Learning Delivery Managers in other MBIE Business Groups.

Ngā pukenga me ngā wheako e hiahiatia ana -

Skills and Experience Required

  • Experienced at a senior level in a strategic capability development role.
  • Experienced in the development and implementation of strategic workforce plans.
  • Strong communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work and facilitate across the business units.
  • Sound working knowledge and understanding of corporate management disciplines and techniques.
  • Sound working knowledge and understanding of the machinery of government and relevant operating procedures and policies that apply within the state sector.

Ētahi kōrero mō MBIE - About MBIE:


MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

  • Mahi Tahi – Better Together
  • Māia – Bold and brave
  • Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future
  • Pono Me Te Tika – Own It


Our aspirations are echoed in our Māori identity – Hīkina Whakatutuki – which broadly means ‘lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Māori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Māori, other Māori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Māori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand. We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Māori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

E mōhio ana a Hīkina Whakatutuki i puea ake te kōtuinga I waenganui i a ngāi Māori me te Karauna i Te Tiriti o Waitangi, ā, kei te whai ia ki te whakaū ake i Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Mā te whai kiko o ngā kōtuinga ahungaroa o ngāi wi, o ngāi Māori, me ētahi atu rōpū Māori ki te Karauna, katutuki tēnei. He āhuatanga nui tēnei e āhei ai ngā mahi whanaketanga ā-ohanga, ā-pāpori hoki ki a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui. E whai tonu ana mātou ki te kōtui atu ki ngā iwi mō te rapu huarahi hou ki te whakaara i ngā kaupapakua roa nei e tāmi ana i a ngāi Māori me Aotearoa whānui, ā, e whai ana hoki ki te tautohu i ngā āheinga kōkiritanga mā ngā iwi, me te tautoko i ngā iwi kia whai mana ake ai ēnei āheinga.

Me pēhea te tono - How to Apply:

Click here to view a position description. All applications must be submitted via our online process and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role. 

Email quoting ref MBIE/11747 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on 5 June 2023